The Rapidian

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No stopping them now, these Grand Rapids kids are on the move

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

At The Rapid, we provide more than just transportation. We’re the direct connection to jobs for many individuals. In fact, nearly 80 percent of The Rapid’s passengers board the bus to commute to and from work. We also help people manage...

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Kent ranks twenty-sixth out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Annemarie Valdez, Executive Director at First Steps Kent. Valdez discusses some disappointing Kent County statistics related to child well-being and reading proficiency and First Steps...

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every fall, Greg Scott dons a sheriff costume and gives his students the opportunity to experience poverty firsthand. He hasn’t missed one in 16 years. Scott is a professor of social work at Kuyper College and also serves as the Social Work...

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FORUM 2016

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Submitted 03-24-2016 under

FORUM is an annual conference centered on addressing issues of racial equity through connecting professionals across sectors to topical experts. About the Keynote Speaker: His enlightening social commentary is inescapable — and it’s what...

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Catalyst Radio: Creative Youth Center teaches writing, gives youth enthusiasm for learning

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Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the Creative Youth Center, where kids become published authors.  Through writing workshops and...

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Almost homeless

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Last May, I found myself in a position I thought I’d never be in. My lease was about to be up at my then residence and I needed to find a new place, since the owner was putting consideration into selling the house. The plan had been to get an...

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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

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Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group:  Media Team is about sharing...

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Community Literacy Summit seeks to improve literacy in Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Community Literacy Initiative will host the second Community Literacy Summit on Wednesday, September 25 at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Avenue.  The Community Literacy...

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Teacher, education liaison keeps children reading, learning at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 04-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

When you're a kid, it's hard enough to miss a day of school when you're home sick with the flu or a bad cold. For children spending anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in the hospital with serious illnesses or injuries, the thought...

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Catalyst Radio: The Spoke Folks a cooperative community bike shop

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-28-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW For this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the local new bicycle cooperative The Spoke Folks. Jay Niewiek and Keean Mansour join us in studio to...

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